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MedStar Institute for Quality and Safety Announces Six New Faculty Appointments

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Columbia, MD (September 26, 2018) — The MedStar Institute for Quality and Safety is pleased to announce the appointment of six new faculty members. Individuals with faculty appointments join a diverse community of patient safety and healthcare quality advocates and leaders who are developing and implementing programs that advance healthcare quality and ensure the safety and wellbeing of patients, their families and healthcare staff.

The six new faculty appointments consist of three core appointments and three associate appointments. Core Faculty make substantial time commitments to advancing the mission of the Institute and represent local, national and international leaders in quality, patient safety, healthcare education, patient advocacy, and policy development. Associate Faculty are employees or credentialed staff affiliated with MedStar Health who are subject matter experts and seasoned practitioners who are advancing their expertise in the areas of healthcare quality and safety. 

The six new Institute faculty members are:

Core Faculty:

  • Bonnie Levin, PharmD, MBA, assistant vice president, Pharmacy Services, MedStar Health
  • Nargiz Muganlinskaya, MD, MMS, FACP, associate program director, MedStar Health Internal Medicine Residency
  • Emilie Murray, MD, JD, MPH, FCLM, attending physician and patient safety operations coordinator, MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center

Associate Faculty:

  • Cory Feldman, BS, administrative officer, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
  • Tony Calabria, MA, CPHQ, CSSBB, clinical quality & regulatory programs director, MedStar Health
  • Lynne Karanfil, RN, MA, CIC, FAPIC, director for Infection Prevention, MedStar Health

 “Each new faculty member brings to the Institute a unique background, expertise and passion for making health care safer,” said David Mayer, MD, vice president of Quality and Safety for MedStar Health. “We are extremely honored to welcome this diverse and accomplished team of faculty to our Institute. As faculty members, they will be able to further enhance their individual knowledge and skill while collaborating with international leaders in the fields of patient safety and clinical quality.”


About MedStar Institute for Quality and Safety
The mission of the Medstar Institute for Quality and Safety (MIQS) is to partner with patients, their families, and those that take care of them to improve patient care outcomes and reduce the global burden of preventable harm. Established by Medstar Health, the largest healthcare provider in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, MIQS provides a global infrastructure in which leaders, front-line care givers, patients and family members jointly develop, educate, assess, and advocate for patient safety and clinical quality initiatives. For more information, visit  

About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is a not-for-profit health system dedicated to caring for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. MedStar’s 30,000 associates, 6,000 affiliated physicians, 10 hospitals, ambulatory care and urgent care centers, and the MedStar Health Research Institute are recognized regionally and nationally for excellence in medical care. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University, MedStar trains more than 1,100 medical residents annually. MedStar Health’s patient-first philosophy combines care, compassion and clinical excellence with an emphasis on customer service. For more information, visit

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